I’m posting a summary record of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may rest there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently operate several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of very good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that describe how they function as well as the distinctive features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to handle start ups would be to use one of the numerous little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it repair 1255 (0x4e7).
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in pc operation.